Dr Chuah Hun Guan

Email: hunguan.chuah@kdupg.edu.my

Before joining as lecturer in UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College, in the School of Engineering, Computing, and Built Environment, Dr. Chuah Hun Guan was an engineer who was involved in mechanical machine design and product manufacturing production activities. Now, he predominantly teaches computer modeling and design subjects for the Mechanical Engineering program. Completed his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Universiti Sains Malaysia in 2013, Dr Chuah’s research activities focus upon the study of the relationship between the mechanical testing method, surface properties and the mechanical behavior of materials. The modelling of mechanical behavior and friction interface is attained via both analytical analysis and experimental work. His other research areas are concerned with the material dislocation for small scale indentation particularly for metal materials and also the investigation of the change in the micro structure and material property.

PhD Universiti Sains Malaysia, 2009-2013
Research Title: The influence of surface roughness in micro indentation

Master of Science Universiti Sains Malaysia, 2006-2009
Research Title: Topology optimization of spinal interbody cage or reducing stress shielding effect

Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering Nottingham Trent University, 2000-2004

Year Title
2019 H. G Chuah, W.H. Tan, B.P.Chang, S.T. Khoo, C.Y. Khor, H.G. How. 2019. Influence of surface roughness on material dislocation of microindentation using bonded interface technique. Tribology-Materials, Surfaces and Interfaces. 13(4): 191-196.

H.G. How, Y.H. Teoh, H.G. Chuah. 2019. Impact of two-stage injection fuel quantity on engine-out responses of a common-rail diesel engine fueled with coconut oil methyl esters-diesel fuel blends. Renewable Energy.

2018 Y.H. Teoh, H.G. How, K.H. Yu, H.G. Chuah, W.L. Yin. 2018. Influence of Octane Number Rating on Performance, Emission and Combustion Characteristics in Spark Ignition Engine. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences. 45(1): 22-34.

H.G. How, Y.H. Teoh, K.H. Yu, H.G. Chuah, S. Wen. 2018. Impact of gasoline RON on engine vibration, knock and sound level in a single-cylinder SI engine. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences. 45(1):73-81.

J.S. Tan, C.Y. Khor, C.S. Lau, F.C. Ani, W.H. Tan, H.G Chuah. 2018. Influence of Surface Mount Solder Joint Height During The Thermo-Mechanical Analysis. AIP Conference Proceeding. 2030 (1)

H.G. How, H,H. Masjuki, M.A. Kalam, Y.H. Teoh, H.G. Chuah. 2018. Effect of Calophyllum Inophyllum biodiesel-diesel blends on combustion, performance, exhaust particulate matter and gaseous emissions in a multi-cylinder diesel engine. Fuel. 227: 154-164.

B. P. Chang, W. H. Chan, M. H. Zamri, H. M. Akil, H. G. Chuah 2018.  Investigating the effects of operational factors on wear properties of heat-treated pultruded Kenaf fibre-reinforced polyester composites using Taguchi method. Journal of Natural Fibers.

2017 W H Tan, J X Cheah, C K Lam, E A Lim, H G Chuah and C Y Khor 2017. Vibration analysis on compact car shock absorber, IOP Conf. Series: Journal of Physics: Conf. Series 908 (2017) 012025.
2016 W.H. Tan, E.A. Lim, H.G. Chuah, E.M. Cheng 2016. Sound transmission loss of natural fiber panel. International Journal of Engineering and Science.
2013 H.G Chuah, Z.M. Ripin. 2013. Modeling of micro-indentation with consideration of the surface roughness. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A. 44:13, pp5676-5687

H.G. Chuah, Z.M. Ripin. 2013. Quantifying the surface roughness effect in microindentation using a proportional specimen resistance model. Journal of Materials Science. 48:18, 6293-6306

2010 H.G. Chuah, I. Abd Rahim, M.I. Yusof. 2010. Topology optimization of spinal interbody cage for reducing stress shielding effect. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering. 13: 319-326

Title: Modelling of the effect of surface roughness in plastic strain gradient theory of indentation size effect
Duration: 2019-2020
Sponsors/Grant: Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)
Amount: RM61,000

Title: Mechanism study of the tribological effect of nanoparticles as lubricating oil additives for biodiesel engine
Duration: 2019-2021
Sponsors/Grant: Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)
Amount: RM10,7200

Title: The effect of material dislocation in micro indentation
Duration: 2016-2017
Sponsors/Grant: UOW Malaysia KDU Internal Research Grant Scheme
Amount: RM7,999

Title: Modelling and optimization of processing parameter of pultruded kenaf fiber reinforced polymer composite on the tribological properties using Taguchi approach
Duration: 2016-2017
Sponsors/Grant: UOW Malaysia KDU Internal Research Grant Scheme
Amount: RM9,500

Title: Investigation of Computational Instability and Engine Performance Characteristic for Non-Edible Biodiesel Fuel
Duration: 2018
Sponsors/Grant: UOW Malaysia KDU Internal Research Grant Scheme
Amount: RM10,000

Title: Experimental Investigation of Multi-Stage Fuel Injection Strategy on Engine-out Responses of Deisel Engine Fueled with Biodiesel-Diesel Fuel Blends
Duration: 2019
Sponsors/Grant: UOW Malaysia KDU Internal Research Grant Scheme
Amount: RM16,500